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NFL Insider Offers Latest Injury Update For QB Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco is sacked during a game against the Chicago Bears.

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 15: Joe Flacco #5 of the Denver Broncos is sacked by Khalil Mack #52 of the Chicago Bears in the second quarter of a game at Empower Field at Mile High on September 15, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

The Broncos are not having the season they were anticipating as they find themselves in last place in the AFC West Division. It won't get any easier, either.

Denver is 2-6 and may be without its starting quarterback for the foreseeable future. Quarterback Joe Flacco suffered a a herniated disc in his neck this past Sunday against the Colts.

The quarterback already received one opinion from doctors earlier this week. You can find that report here.

Flacco received a second opinion regarding the injury on Thursday. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Denver's QB is expected "to be sidelined 4-6 weeks." On a positive note, Schefter also reports surgery is unlikely.

You can find the NFL insider's full report below.

Flacco now awaits the pending reviews from both doctors he's visited. But he's still expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

If the Broncos' quarterback is able to make a full recovery and return this season, he may return in the week 13-15 time frame. But it'll be interesting to see what Denver decides to do in this situation.

Quarterback Joe Flacco is displeased with the Broncos' coaching staff's conservative methods. Flacco feels the conservative play-style is what has led to a 2-6 start.

There's always the possibility Denver sits Flacco for the rest of the season. We'll have to wait and see what the organization decides to do.

As for now, Flacco focuses on getting healthy so he can return to the action.